Just Wondering What You’re Up To

Hey, Darling Things!

I’m working from home today and thought I’d take a little break and let my study-brain relax a minute and tune my heart into Siestaville. Let me tell you how proud I am of you for clocking in with the same general number of 2nd verses as you did your first verses. The hard part is not the start. It’s pressing on all the way through the year to the finish. But, then, like all runners that make it across that beautiful line, we get to celebrate a huge victory that only comes to those who sweat it out. We give all praise and glory to our empowering, sustaining God and sit back for a reflective moment, take a deep breath, and feel His glorious good pleasure. Community will become more and more essential as we realize that, without making a public commitment and running the race beside a host of others in this Scripture memory marathon, we’ll probably fizzle out. There is no doubt in my mind that we’re more successful at this together than we are separately. It’s God’s way.

Yesterday was a really fun day at LPM. I already put this on Twitter but it took about a half a dozen of our staff members to put together additional shelves for the books Melissa has acquired since she last worked within the ministry office.

I have promised Melissa my library when God takes me Home, but if she keeps this up at this rate for the next fifteen years, she’s going to pass me by and I’m going to leave mine to Curtis. (That threat won’t mean much to you but it will get Melissa and her dear brother-in-lawΒ  sparring again over who gets the books which, in turn, gives me a great laugh.) Amanda has been promised other things like what sits on my left hand. But I might spite them all and live a really long time…with colored hair and firm foundations (and I don’t mean the latter in the religious sense. Or the former for that matter. I cannot find hair color in the Scriptures unless I get to count head coverings which, to me, is not unreasonable. In that way and others like unto it, I am a very submissive woman).We’ll see how that pans out. (The timing of my demise not my hair color.)

The other really cool thing we did yesterday at LPM was preview the movie Courageous. It’s the new movie by the people that gave us “Face the Giants” and it comes out in September. (www.courageousthemovie.com) I will remind you guys about it when the release day gets closer but I can’t wait till then to tell you about it. Sisters, it was so good. I don’t want to give away the story line but I can’t quit thinking about it. They have done such a magnificent job with it. We honestly laughed out loud and cried and cheered. I can hardly wait until it comes out. I think God has something far beyond good, solid family entertainment for this film. I’ve told you guys before that, after retiring from the Army, my daddy ran movie theaters so I love few things on this earth more than good movies and great popcorn. (Yes, we popped corn yesterday. And I ate mine with a Starbucks instead of a coke which was an odd pairing and one I might not venture to combine next time.) The primary message of Courageous is targeted to our men who we all know are also targeted by our very vicious enemy. I really believe I can tell you in advance that the guys in your life will love the movie. Mine will and he’s not easy to please. Courageous scores very low on the cheese factor which we know drives most guys crazy about any form of Christian entertainment or encouragement. I dare say that we may be a tad cheesy in Siestaville but we try to keep our Velveeta loaded with jalapenos.

Lastly, I’ll tell you that we started our January Bible study on Tuesday night with one of the best groups God has ever brought our way. We were flabbergasted. May He be greatly praised and glorified in that sweet sanctuary where He’s met with some of His people so many times. We’ll be talking on here about meeting on Tuesdays but we won’t be talking on here about the material because I’ve established a gag order. Laughing. The on-site participants are previewing a (very little) bit of homework so that their experience will be richer but, for copyright’s sake and for future publishing, we’re going to keep it and the session materials low key. It’s not that we’re hiding something. It’s that it’s just a long way from being finished. I also don’t want hype. Ick. Even well meaning hype from those who are sweetly biased. I just want to study Scripture as God presents it to us in His own good time and His own good way. I won’t actually do the LifeWay taping for this series until late April when we do it with a studio audience and I’ll still write through most of the summer. I am reluctant to keep bringing up the series on here because I don’t want to build it all up in anybody’s mind. A curriculum that speaks to one person can hit another person cold. How this turns out is all up to the Holy Spirit but what I can tell you in advance is that, God willing, we will do our best to know that brief Book of the Bible by the time we’re done.Β  Whether anybody will actually “like” it or not is up for grabs. James isn’t necessarily a party bus.

Well, I’ve had about as much of a break as I can afford today. You’re on my mind every day and I pray for you often.

Oh, and this is one reason I got on here today! You know what we’re doing to stay in the Word this early 2011 but what are each of you doing? (Besides memorizing!) Tell me what you’re studying right now!

I love you guys.


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  1. 51
    Regina says:

    Hi Beth, I’m so excited to be studying Revelation right now. I am doing a little “presearch”, as our study of “Here and Now…There and Then” begins next week. I can hardly wait because this is a book I’ve not attempted and I just know that if anyone can help me wrap my head and heart around it, you will!! I’ve been praying for those in my group, as we prepare to dive in:)

  2. 52
    Mary Watkins says:

    It seems as if I am riding a emotional roller coaster these past few days. My birthday was a few days ago. I had so many warm birhtday wishes, cards and surprises. It was truly a fun day. That same day, my son and I went to a wedding in Franklin, TN. It was a beautiful wedding. The bride and groom were so cute. Kirby and Laura love the Lord. It will be interesting to watch their journey as they serve the Lord together. Then on Monday we had to put down our beloved dauchsund, Millie. We had Millie for 14 years. She was a member of the family. It was a sad sad day. πŸ™ God did send us a baby dauchsund at the beginning of December before we ever dreamed we would lose our Millie girl. Bruno has been an absolute joy. God is so good to us.

    Bible study: Right now, I am starting the book of Exodus and am in the middle of the book of Matthew.

    Big Hugs to you today!

  3. 53
    Desiree says:

    Doing a study that I have wanted to do for years, A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place! This is a very new season for me as my husband and I have recently moved 1500 miles to a new pastorate and can’t help but believe this is God’s timing for this study!

  4. 54
    kimberly says:

    Hey Beth! well right now we are doing your revelation study. we have 4 weeks left. i think i am going to have to rewatch this last week because i ran out of paper and i still wanted to write. this particular week was sooo meaty. anyway, i’m also reading through the Bible in 90 days and being held accountable through a blog called mom’s tool box. she just mentioned on twitter that she had been to your study on tuesday! i’ll admit i’m a little jealous! πŸ™‚ anyway, after the rev study i don’t know where we’ll head, but somewhere. i have an amazing little 4 person group of girls and i love it! although others are ALWAYS welcome!!! excited about the THOUSANDS of women memorizing (and wondering could 1st baptist houston host 8,000 women?)! accountability is key for me! i attempted ssmt last time, but failed miserably. so this time i drug in some unexpecting friends for the ride! blessings dear beth!

  5. 55
    Kimberly says:

    The book of Isaiah at BSF…LOVE IT!

  6. 56
    Peggy says:

    Blessings Beth and LPM and Siesta’s,

    I finished “The Invisible War” by Chip Ingram right before I started the older version of Breaking Free (along with Victory over Darkness – again by Neil T. Anderson).

    In Feb. Melissa Runcie is starting a study called PLANTED; Sowing Seeds, Firmly Rooted, Pruning Vines, Reaping a Harvest, I hope to do unless I’m totally overwhelmed in Breaking Free.

    The Mexican women Bible Study starts next Tues. (not sure what?:0) I’d love to try your Spanish version of Breaking Free (I checked it out yesterday at Lifeway), but they may not be ready and might have something else in mind.

    Daily I found a great new plan with 101 topics through American Bible Society (almost like a study) I’m doing the Least of These (in English & Spanish) 40 days. I quickly did the 7 day ones on “anger” and “anxiety” but the 40 day has more content and reflexion for what they call JOURNEYS

    Thanks for the updates and previews… just love hearing
    how you are doing on your study in James but now I’m looking forward to both the movie and your book.

    Peace, love and JOY… from Mexico,

  7. 57
    Kristi Stewart says:

    Just started Kay Arthur’s Covenant yesterday! Very excited!

  8. 58
    Meggie says:

    At our church we’re doing “To Live is Christ” with a group of about 60 women. We’ve decided to celebrate the last night as an 80s/early 90s night. And we promised the women that we would take a picture and send it to you, Beth, and your team in April. this video series will give us plenty of ideas for it (big smile). It’s amazing, you were only 40 when those videos were taped!

    Personally I’m reading the Chronological Bible in a Year. And I’m also doing the study “Knowing God by Name” by Mary Kassian. What an eye opener! I never knew God had so many names!

  9. 59
    Happy Heart says:

    Siestas- Will you please pray for my home town Valdosta, Ga?? The 17yo son, of dear friends of ours, went missing on Saturday while duck hunting. He is still missing as I type. His name was James and he was a very special Godly young man. He loved Jesus very much and was not afraid to share his faith. There is a massive search and recovery going on right now…. God is moving in many teens in our city. He has touched more lives in 17 years than many do in 70. Please pray that we find him soon! You can read more details on my blog….

    • 59.1
      Beth says:

      My gracious! Please let us know!

      • Happy Heart says:

        Thanks so much! He was last seen in a boat on the lake. They have found his hat in the water. Please pray that the divers will find his body. (tears) His mom just needs to know… love you girls. He wrote a note on his facebook last April that had gone pretty much unnoticed until this happened. I posted it on my blog. If anyone has time to read it. It will motiviate you to keep running the race until Jesus we see…

    • 59.2

      Praying in St. Louis….

      • Happy Heart says:

        Thanks so much for your prayers! Today was another day of searching. No news to report today. They will continue the search in the morning. Please continue to pray for the family, the safety of the dive teams and for many hearts to turn to the Lord during this time. Its hard to go to the site. However, each time I am encouraged by his family. Your just feel the presence of the LORD around them πŸ™‚

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    Beth says:

    I just finished “David: 90 Days with a Heart Like His”. And ironically enough, my new study is the David study you wrote with Priscilla Shirer and Kay Arthur! πŸ™‚ I bought it back in the summer and forgot it was about David as well. I guess God isn’t finished teaching me all I could learn from that man! I loved the 90 day study and it really brought me through a tough year. I’m very excited to keep digging into the “Anointed Transformed Redeemed”!

    I also just want to share how neat I think it is that you three ladies joined together. Kay Arthur is one of my mom’s favorite bible study teachers. I remember her taking my friends and me through a couple of her studies (the one I remember is “Lord, Heal My Hurts”). And, then I was introduced to you in my 20’s. God has used your studies to completely change my life (my favorite is still “Breaking Free”. I tell people it was like free counseling…minus the cost of the book!). And, now after going to the Deeper Still conference in Dec. ’09 in Oklahoma City, I have fallen for Priscilla as well! I took some classes at DTS and she’s my age and I just love her! Its such a blessing to see God continue to bring such godly women that seek His glory in every “generation”! πŸ™‚

  11. 61
    Hollie says:

    I’m reading somewhat topically as the Lord leads. For example, my first memory verse was about “newness” in the midst the Lord was bringing deep revelation and conviction about the sin of judgment and self-righteousness in my life. He is so kind to lead us to repentance, to cleanse us, and renew us. I have the joy of sharing these scriptures and my process with my five children, so that they too may seek and find the Savior. We read James aloud together – which was great. We are continuing in other verses about the Lord’s kindness and intentions to give us wisdom and everything we need to empower us to walk in love.

  12. 62
    Yvonne says:

    I am studying Jonah and just sat on “first decisions that lead to spiral down out of control decisions” landing us in places we never thought we would end up. I am grateful for the miraculous work of the Lord and the restoration He brings!

  13. 63
    Jean says:

    Jean, Carlisle, PA

    I’m studying 1 Peter with my husband and a great group of new friends on Thursday nights in our home.

  14. 64
    Sarah says:

    When I set out to do the memory verses I thought is was going to be a breeze and not a problem. Little did I know what was coming! After 6 and half years of hoping for another child I was stunned to find out we are having another baby. I had given up and we were told it would not be possible without medical intervention, a few years ago. My first pregnancy was an ectopic pregnancy. Fear of losing another child has come with each of the pregnancies. I was wracked with fear on Sunday of this last week and had myself convinced that nothing mattered because this baby was not going to make it. I have been clinging to the verses chosen to memorize. When my thoughts have turned to fear I start to focus on the verses instead. Beyond that it has renewed my realization of daily dependance on God. I have been praying for the covering of the Holy Spirit and to please keep Satan at bay. My own fears are enough without him putting his influence in there. God has been so gracious. I have been free from fear for the last 4 days. This precious little life is in His hands no matter what the length of his/her life may be. I am resting in that. Thank you for the challenge of the Scripture memorization.

  15. 65

    We are doing Priscilla’s “One in a Million” right now in Women’s Bible study at church. We are anticipating the release of James (we need it so badly!:) As I reflect over the almost two decades of Women’s Bible Study at our church, God has been so gracious. We started about 17 years ago with “A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place.” The group has grown from half a dozen in a small living room to over 20 women at church. Thank You, Lord!

  16. 66
    Diana Jones says:

    I have just finished “Stepping Up”, The Psalms of Ascent. But I have to be honest that with my school schedule (nursing), I was not as committed as I should have been until the last weeks. But oh ow powerful that last week was and so I have started it over…on my own… fully committed! Its crazy, and of course God, to know that just a few weeks can make a significant difference in HIS timing. Today my heart is prepared and longing for the Psalms. Oh How He loves me! For this is His timing for my journey!

  17. 67
    Jane says:

    I am fortunate enough to be able to go to your Tuesday night series here in Houston – YIPPEE! I am also part of the SSMT and a dear friend gave me a devotional book for this year called “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. It is awesome!

  18. 68
    Olivia says:

    We are in transition & praying about a new home church so I haven’t really “plugged in” yet with a bible study at church. However, a group of girls from my MOPS group are getting together & studying “Respectable Sins” by Jerry Bridges. I’ve never heard of this book so I am looking forward to the accountability!

    • 68.1
      Beverly says:

      We are on our last session of Respectable Sins. It is a really good, different type of study, but it is tough stuff. We have been blessed with a really transparent and honest group, because confronting those sins that we have made acceptable has been a hard thing. It’s been really convicting for me, but I have already seen much fruit as God has revealed much sin in my life that I ignored, justified or just plain didn’t notice!

  19. 69
    amybhill says:

    well it has taken me 14 months (instead of 12), but in the next two weeks, i will officially finish reading through the Bible in a “year”. this is my first time reading it through. i am also usually involved in a bible study, but i am due to have a baby in 2 weeks so i signed up for Mom’s Time Out at my church, but i did not sign up for a study this semester. it is a weird feeling b/c (in a lot of ways) i think i feel justified before God because of my “works” – like doing bible studies. but i believe He is telling me to count on His grace for the next few months. all scriptures i am memorizing with the siesta scripture memory team have to do with God’s covenant with us, His grace being sufficient, and the work of the cross of Jesus Christ. so far, i have memorized Philippians 1:6 and Galatians 6:14. i want these truths to run deep – so i can obey and study scripture out of love for Lord- not our of a need to be “worthy” or to try to justify myself. sorry if i’m rambling. i don’t know if this is making sense. anyway, i am excited to see what God will teach me in the next few months. i am also excited to meet my 2nd little girl <3

  20. 70
    Shannon Wilson says:

    I have been reading your blog for almost 2 years (I think I started right around the time that Annabeth was born) and this is the first time I have left a comment! My goal this year is to immerse myself in God’s Word to bring glory to Him. Right now, I’m doing the Believing God study with the women’s ministry at my church, I’m doing the SSMT for the first time, I’m reading Radical with my group of freshman girls at church, and I want to actually complete my read-through the Bible this year. At almost 33 years old, I have a huge desire to study and learn as much as the Lord will allow me. And I want my son to grow up with that same desire!
    It’s snowing here in Louisville, and hopefully I’ll have a day at home tomorrow to spend with my favorite little boy, and week 2 of Believing God! Thank you, Beth, for your ministry! You have become such an inspiration to me.

  21. 71
    Amy Storms says:

    About your books…I would love to hear what some of your most favorite Bible study tools are. Maybe someday Melissa, Curtis and you could write a post about the must-haves.

    My sweet husband and I are doing the tabernacle study together. Love it! Not every man would carry around “A Woman’s Heart”, you know. I told him he could scribble out the “wo” with a sharpie. And maybe the “heart”, too, and just call it “MAN’S”! πŸ™‚

  22. 72
    Marie Thompson says:

    I am facilitating (with a dear friend) Here and Now…There and Then…yes, by Beth Moore! We just started Tuesday night..am so excited! I am doing Kay Arthur’s 1 Samuel on my own online now…it is her Precepts for Life class.

    Thank you for what you do!!!

  23. 73
    Sharae says:

    Our church is reading through the New Testament and Psalms and Proverbs throughout 2011. I personally just finished Frances Chan’s book, “Crazy Love” and am working through John Ortberg’s, “The Me I Want to Be.” Our Wednesday night ladies are getting ready to study your series, “When Godly People do Ungodly Things.” It so dramatically impacted me, and I’m excited to go through it with others and help better equip them for the Christian life!

  24. 74
    Gayla says:

    Praise the Lord, over 75 of my dearest friends are getting ready to study Esther: It’s Tough Being a Women at FBC Lee’s Summit, Missouri. We were supposed to start this week but the snow kept us from it, so even more have signed up to start next week. My pastor husband and our family came to this church this time last year so this is the first Beth Moore study I’ve had the privilege to do with them! I loved it when I did it with our previous church and can hardly wait to do it again with these new sisters!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. 75
    Terry says:

    I sensed the Lord leading me to take a break from group Bible study this semester. To stay in the Word and close to Jesus, I chose to read and journal through the One Year Bible (NIV) and participate in the Siesta Scripture Memory project. I am excited that one of my sisters and two of my friends are memorizing Scripture, too, so we all have accountability.

    I can’t wait for the James study, Beth! And I know you are thrilled to have your girl Melissa physically working alongside you these days. What a blessing.

    Terry in VA

  26. 76
    Ash says:

    I’m studying the Sermon on the Mount and James. God is teaching me about living my life in such a way, that He is reflected…about what matters to Him. And about mercy and compassion, two things which I have lacked. I’ve loved and majored on truth and minored in patience and love…so my truth was only partial. People don’t just need my words, or good teaching, they need my heart and my hands…they need Jesus. Ouch.

  27. 77
    Edna says:

    Going through Mary Cassian’s “Girls Gone Wise” with a friend of mine. Lots of good stuff about how to be a wise woman (especially in relationship to men) from Proverbs.

  28. 78

    mama beth-

    so I am starting a new job Feb 7th:) God finally opened closed doors:)…so I’m all kinds of happy about it!

    I am reading “Radical” with a few of the siestas, and also I’m counting, ” Jesus Calling,” as a study too…just because both have turned the way I see life, God, and how I serve Him upside down!

    I saw Life Today wednesday…it hit home for me, and shows me how much I still have to work on a particular area in my life. But that’s all I’m gonna say about that…
    We are all a work in progress anyway…

    Anyway, I’m thankful for this ministry everyday, I’m thankful for a community of people who remind me that you can indeed see light through darkness…

    and thanks mama beth for helping me see that none who try to share and show others about God and the Bible are expected to be perfect, but its sometimes indeed apart of the message itself…actually all times. That really has helped me so much.


  29. 79
    Rozanne from Leawood, KS says:

    I’m excited to begin your study, Believing God. I have hosted your studies in my home for 12-15 lovely women for 2/1/2 years and we absolutely delight in growing in His Word! You are gifted in your teaching and through this marvelous expression of His love through you, the Holy Spirit is perfecting our faith. Each lesson comes in God’s perfect timing for the seasons of our lives. I can’t wait to see what is to come. Thank you for being His faithful servant, so that we have these opportunities to understand scripture better. The Holy Spirit is so present in your work and our times together. Praise Him!

  30. 80
    Michele says:

    Hi Beth!
    So happy for y’all that Melissa is back.

    Still struggling with depression. I miss my sweet Cindy dog tons, and tomorrow is 20 years since my Nana died, the only person I was close to growing up.

    Heard your message on the LifeWay webcast yesterday and have been thinking about your prayer – that we love Jesus more. Trying to think about what that means and how to do it.

    I just finished “A Woman’s Heart” today. Recently read “The Shack” and Charles Stanley’s “Finding Peace.”

    Next up is Travis Cottrell’s “Surprised by Worship,” and maybe working on my Greek.

  31. 81
    His Jules says:

    I am currently reading Ann Voskamp’s “One Thousand Gifts” and participating in the Good Morning Girls study of James, In my own personal study I am reading and studying the Feasts/Festivals of the Lord in Leviticus

  32. 82
    carla says:

    I love you Beth for hoe you make us feel a part of a special group that just sits and chats about whatever is relevant in our lives at the time. As you would tell us, take those breaks as is needed–you can’t be letting Melissa into those books too soon! Had to laugh becasue my daughter and granddaughter(12) are also fighting over the books I have collected through the years. Also, I am leading the David study at our church on Monday’s and doing my scripture memory—on renewing my mind. I will have VICTORY when this is over!!! Love to all, Carla

  33. 83
    Jamie Maddox says:

    Your study on David-Seeking a Heart like His

  34. 84
    Dawn says:

    Hi Miss Beth!
    Isaiah at BSF and then I started your Romans study via the Archives in your online studies and wouldn’t you know, our Pastor announced his starting a verse by verse study of Romans at our church — so I had to sign up! Between the two of you ( he is a very, very gifted teacher, also) I am blown away!! How awesome God is that there are many different things being taught by both of you in that same book of the Bible — so very much to learn in Romans!!
    Have a wonderful week πŸ™‚ It is pouring down snow here in Pgh. PA right now and looks soooo pretty from my window πŸ™‚

  35. 85
    Christy says:

    For the first time, my schedule opened up to allow me to participate in BSF. Three weeks into it and I can see why I’ve always heard so much good stuff about it. Isaiah? Really? History, retribution, redemption and alot of wondering how this applies to my life. Pride God? Wonder if Hezekiah ever really knew what was going on after God gave him 15 more years? Much to ponder and much, no doubt, God has to teach me.

  36. 86
    Katie says:

    Dear Mrs. Beth,
    I have recently been studying The Bible!! For the past six months, I have felt the Lord drawing me to Him without ANY of the titles I give myself (mommy, wife, sister, friend, etc.) I have felt the Lord reminding me that He made ME to worship HIM and to seek HIS will for MY life. Since I stay at home with a 3 yr. old, a 2 yr. old, and a 10 month old, and spend most of my day cleaning up bottoms, noses, sticky faces, crayon marks on the wall, and spilled drinks I often wonder if I am really doing anything for the kingdom. But guess what….I am! God has been showing me that I don’t have to do something “huge” to make an impact for Him. The only thing I have to do is whatever He has asked me to do! And His plan for my life is Huge! If He wants me to go on a mission trip to the jungle, then I need to say Yes. If He wants me to visit a widow in our church, then I need to say Yes. I told God last March, I was ready to be used by Him, and boy did he give me an assignment. He first called me to a small task, of which I did joyfully and felt good about myself for doing it. Do you know what He did next?! He called me to a task a little more out of my comfort zone, and I said yes again. Each time I have been obedient to Him, He has called me further and further outside my comfort zone. The biggest blessing I have received has been the peace that has filled my spirit by being in the center of His will! What a BEAUTIFUL place to be! My children are the light of my life, and nothing has brought me more joy than having them serve right beside me. The tasks God has given me has been to reach out to the hurting in my community, and my precious children have made almost 300 loaves of bread in 6 months and 30 bags of Christmas candy to give to people who are hurting in our community. They have loved on, sang to, and laughed with men and women who are disabled, sick, or suffering with personal lost and hurts. While listening to Travis’s CD the other day, we heard the song Jesus Saves. My 3 yr. old asked who Jesus saves and after preaching to her a small sermon on the fact that Jesus saves everyone, she smiled and said, “We should tell someone!” Yes, we should! I am committed to seeking God’s plan and will for my life, and through His precious word, He is at work in my life. Just a stay at home mommy who loves her Lord, her precious husband, and three babies can and is making an impact for the Kingdom!!

  37. 87
    Dori says:

    Dear Beth,

    We are just starting at a brand spanking new church that is the perfect fit for the four of us. But to someone who is used to serving shoulder to shoulder with people and leading a Bible study every semester for nearly the last 15 years, it is a hard place to be. Since the church is new, they are not offering a slate of Bible studies for women like I’m accustomed to, but I think God preferred it that way for me.

    To keep it real, I’m gonna tell you that I’ve never read every single scripture in the Bible — I’ve never read it cover to cover. I’ve started strong for nearly every year since I was able to read, but somehow Leviticus and Numbers always gets me!

    So this year, I am approaching it different. First, our church gave out reading guides to read the Bible in the order the 66 are in there. What I mean is that you don’t read a little of the OT, a little of the NT and a Psalm and a Proverb every day which has been my custom. What’s really cool about this reading guide is that every 7th day we get a “Review” day — which we all know is a catch up day! πŸ™‚

    But another thing I’m doing is an idea I got from one of the Proverbs 31 gals — Wendy Pope, to be exact. I’m keeping a spiral notebook of one page for each day’s reading with the following headings: Something Old, Something New, and Something to Do. It has changed how I look at this reading thru the Bible thing and I have learned so much already!! I’m already hearing God speak thru this discipline this year and I can’t wait each day to do my reading. I’m also finding that on my “review” day, I’m not really having to catch up very often!

    So that’s what I’m trying to do for study this year — read thru the Bible. I wonder what the “Something to Do” God is going to give me when I get firmly entrenched in Leviticus?? πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!


  38. 88
    Michelle says:

    My Bible study peeps and I are deep in throes of the updated Breaking Free!!!! WHOA!!! Has Satan ever tried to attack our group!!! But our God is ever pursuing each of us cheering and encouraging us to break some of those chains and yokes for the LAST time! I did the original study 10 years ago and guess I was just too stupid or in too much bondage because I kept thinking of all the people that could benefit from doing it!!! Please let me know I am not the only one who has ever done that. Thank God He is helping me break free from my own self!!! We are loving it and are so thankful to you Beth for writing it and sharing with us. We just finished the week on the Potter and the Clay and I will be heading out in an hour or so as tonight is our study night. Can’t wait for our video.

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    Karene says:

    Love you too, Beth. Right now, I’m studying 1st and 2nd Peter with Community Bible Study. Great stuff! (And can’t wait for James. That book teaches me new things every time I read it!)

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    Dori says:

    Oh! How could I have possibly forgotten that I’m also one of the 25 ladies that is going through Leah Adam’s (see comment above) online study right now – From the Trashpile to the Treasure Chest: Leaving a Godly Legacy.” I’ve not been able to share in the online discussion very much because it has been crazy around my house, but I’m loving this study.

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    joni says:

    I am doing Paul. It is really thought provoking which is good since my bible study time is 5am!

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    Kim M. says:

    Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg. LOVING it! A bit behind and need to catch up, but it’s a wonderful study.

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    Dustalyn says:

    We are about half way through “Here & Now…There & Then- a Lecture series on REVELATION” by Beth Moore. 10+ of us women meeting every other week. Not enough homework to keep me discipline so I’m also doing “Trusting God in all things- a jouney of heart and hope through the Book of JOB” by Jennifer Brown. Beth, thanks for all you do for us. You are a blessing! Love ya,

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    Valerie says:

    Just started “Revelation – Here and Now, There and Then.” Amazing how Jesus has already shown Himself to me in the last couple of days! Thank you, LORD!

    Also reading a book by Chip Ingram, “The Invisible War”. Love it! I’m learning how to live in my armor and realized I had just thrown on a pair of flip-flops. Yikes! This encouraged me to memorize the Roman Road verses for my Siesta Scripture memory verses. That way I will be prepared to share the Gospel with others. I love it when God ties together the lessons I am learning from various resources. He is so Good!

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    Kate says:

    I’m studying the book of Mark – just on my own. I love the words of Jesus.

    With my church small group – I’m doing Forgotten God by Francis Chan. LOVE that book. I’m excited to study it with a group.

    I hope you have a wonderful week πŸ™‚ Praying for you!

    Big hugs,
    Kate πŸ™‚

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    Miranda says:

    I’m doing Priscilla Shirer’s study of Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted! It’s absolutely perfect for this season of my life. God is so wonderful!

    Other than that, I get my wisdom teeth out tomorrow morning. Then my braces will come off in about 6 weeks! Woo Hoo!! I’ve had them on for 3.5 years, and I’m so ready to have them off. It’s not easy to be 24 with braces, when guys my age think that I’m underage to date. LOL

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    Pat says:

    Hello from your friends in Brookings, South Dakota!
    I have spent the day on week 2 of “Jesus the One and Only.” We finished “Esther” right before we took a bus of ladies across the state to see you in Rapid City. Now we are all smiling a bit as we see you in your fashions from a few years ago in this study. We were all giggling about the shoulder pads. Who decided we all needed those a decade ago?

    My Denton, TX daughter and I are separated by many miles but are sharing the memory work of the Siestas this year. Without even chatting, we chose the same verse for January 15. It is Jeremiah 29:11. My 31-year-old daughter Andrea sent me a text the other night after watching you on the video about the new app. You made her day when she was needing a boost!

    We love you in South Dakota!
    Pat Meyer

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    Catherine says:

    Hey Beth,

    Here on the frozen upper Mississippi River, in the city of St Paul, we are studying David with Priscilla, Kay and your sweet self. Annointed, Transformed, and Redeemed! The Lord actually woke me this morning to meet Him at 4:30 AM {“Lord? Really? It’s 4:30…If it’s you calling me, I’ll get up, but I’d really rather not, ’cause it’s below zero..what? Well, okay I’m up already!” } Praise Him for creating coffee and the grace to let me make it so I could enjoy a cup of His creation with His holy Word.

    Keep working on James – I am so excited to learn what He is teaching you!

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    Michelle says:

    Isaiah through BSF. It is an amazing study!!!

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    Heather says:

    Snow and Ice, and praying that thaw comes soon. I just finished writing a Bible study to teach tomorrow. My pastor is on vacation and he assigns some of us to teach while he’s gone. I just finished a segment on Gideon and will be teaching on that. So much in his life that we can apply to ours, from obedience, stepping out in faith, and that darn ephod which will lead the Israelites back into idolatry. What ephods have we created in our lives? I have been working hard on my memoir. A publisher did not like my book on Nehemiah but was intrigued by my life story and asked me to write it. My pastor says that my story is going to touch many lives; but it is hard to write for it means revisiting a lot of hurt and pain. Housework seems low on the scale of priorities, but God is suggesting that I need a bit more Martha time. I’ve been reading the NIV, Amplified Bible and The Apologist’s Bible, so I can compare passages, and looking up the meanings of all the names, it blows my mind to see how related the names are to the events and personal lessons. So many hidden meanings. Even the begats are a secret way of praising God if you know the meanings of the names. I pray for you because you are such a blessing.

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      Kristi says:

      Our ladies Bible Study group just finished dealing with our insecurities. (with a little guidance from Beth’s book) πŸ™‚ We are starting “Believing God” this week. Now that we are no longer insecure, we want to believe God in ALL areas to maintain that security.

      Also praying for Joanne Heim. Her husband’s updates on her blog have been really helpful to know how to pray specifically.

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